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 for Barbed wire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barbed \Barbed\, a.
     Furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed
     [1913 Webster]
     Barbed wire, a wire, or a strand of twisted wires, armed
        with barbs or sharp points. It is used for fences.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barbed wire
      n 1: strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent
           passage [syn: barbed wire, barbwire]

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